Great World MRT Station

Great World
大世界 | கிரேட் வோர்ல்ட்
Great World MRT Station – Exit 1
Address 351 River Valley Road, Singapore 238384
Line Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 13 Nov 2022

Great World MRT Station (TE15) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) 3. It is built underneath River Valley Green, near River Valley Road and Kim Seng Road, bringing rail connectivity to a school, shopping mall and residential developments in the area.

The station is in the vicinity of Great World City, River Valley Primary School, and many condominiums such as The Cosmopolitan, The Trillium, Centennia Suites, Yong An Park and many others in the area.

The station was originally targeted for completion and opening in Year 2021. However, it was delayed till 2022 as mentioned in the SMRT Operations Review 2020. TEL 3 opened for passenger service on 13 Nov 2022.

First / Last Train Timings

Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE15) Great World
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North 6:10am 6:30am 12:10am
TE9 Caldecott 12:22am
TE14 Orchard 12:28am
TE29 Bayshore 5:57am 6:17am 12:05am
TE27 Marine Terrace 12:10am
TE22 Gardens by the Bay 12:16am
TE17 Outram Park 12:22am

Station Layout
L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Underpass Underpass between Exits & Ticket Concourse, Retail Shops
B2 Ticket Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre
B3 Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore
Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North
Platform & Train Services
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore via TE16 Havelock (→)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE14NS22 Orchard (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Great World station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement.

Art in Transit: “Great World, Great Times” by Deanna Ng

Advertisements are a sign of their times. Looking at them brings us into a different time and space.

Inspired by her parents’ wedding photo taken near Great World in the 1970s, ‘Great World, Great Times’ is the artist’s excursion to the glorious past of the place, yet still connected to the present. Each photograph is based on an old advertisement but re-enacted with present day participants who are choral singers, sports wrestlers, an opera performer and a film curator. Viewers are invited to accompany them on this evocative rumination of what the past used to be and what the future might hold.

Logo of Shaw Brothers, Sky, Atlantic and Globe Theatres and movie poster of Penarek Beca are reproduced with courtesy from The Shaw Organisation.

Station Amenities
  • Public Toilets at station concourse (B2)
  • Retail Shop provisions at underpass level
  • Bicycle Racks at Exit 4

Great World MRT station has five exits leading to ground level, with Exit 6 being the underground link to Great World City (Basement 2).

Exit 5 features only lift & stairs to ground level.

Several exits remain closed as of station opening on 13 Nov 2022.

  • Exit 2 – opened on 20 December 2022
  • Exit 5 – opened in May 2023
  • Exit 6 – open in 2023
  • Exit 3 – open in end of 2023 or in early 2024
Exit Location Nearby
1 Kim Seng Road & River Valley Green Jiak Kim Bridge, Kim Seng Park, River Valley Primary School
Kim Seng Promenade & Zion Road Great World Serviced Apartments, Great World Shopping Mall, Kim Seng Rd, Zion Riverside Food Centre
3 (U/C)
Kim Seng Road
4 River Valley Road & River Valley Green Church of St. Bernadette, High Commission of India, Kay Poh Road Baptist Church, Leonie Hill Road, Tong Xian Tng Temple, Zion Full Gospel Church
River Valley Road & Leonie Hill Road
6 (U/C)
Great World City
(Basement 2)

Transport Connections

Great World station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.


There are 4 bus stops in the vicinity of Great World station.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
13119 – Kim Seng Rd (Opp Great World City) 1 5, 16, 16M, 75, 175, 195, 195A, 970, TS8
06131 – Zion Rd (Aft Blk 87) 2 5, 16, 16M, 75, 175, 195, 970
13079 – River Valley Rd (Great World Stn Exit 4) 4 32, 54, 139, 195, 195A
13071 – River Valley Rd (Great World Stn Exit 5) 5 32, 54, 139, 195


Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits.

Exit Road Provisions
1 River Valley Green Taxi stand
4 River Valley Green Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Great World station, MRT Bridging Buses may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Thomson-East Coast Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL Bridging Bus)
TE1 Woodlands North 06131 – Zion Rd (Aft Blk 87) 2
TE29 Bayshore
13119 – Kim Seng Rd (Opp Great World City) 1

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 06131 & 13119 when activated.

Construction Trivia

Contract T220 for the Construction of Great World Station and Tunnels for Thomson Line was awarded to Tiong Seng Contractors (Pte) Ltd – Dongah Geological Engineering Co., Ltd (Singapore Branch) Joint Venture (JV) at a contract sum of S315.8 million in May 2014.


Additional photos at Page 2.

External Links & References

10 thoughts on “Great World MRT Station

  • 22 November 2022 at 9:32 AM

    I kinda don’t understand why Exit 3 has yet to be constructed

  • 4 November 2022 at 4:42 PM

    Art in Transit: “Great World, Great Times” by Deanna Ng

  • 4 September 2021 at 12:03 AM

    Agree and well said! Two thumbs up!

  • 16 July 2021 at 8:49 AM

    Does Great World Mrt underpass basement 2 to Great World City.

    • 11 November 2022 at 8:08 AM

      Yes. Eventually. No date mentioned so far.

      They better do something about access as there is only 1 sloping travellator leading up from B2 and it also serves the car park. The passage way is also very narrow.

      It’s busy now, imagine when a train arrives at peak time.

      • 15 November 2022 at 5:06 PM

        The boarding mentions it’s coming in 2023, but no specific date as to when

  • 8 March 2021 at 8:28 PM

    What a weird name for an MRT station. Should be called River Valley MRT instead. Same for Beauty World and Mayflower and Springleaf.

    • 24 June 2021 at 12:15 PM

      Disagree. Great World bears a lot of meaning, especially for the elderly who reminisce the good old days of ‘Da Shi Jie’, which was one of the ‘worlds’ amongst the three major ‘worlds’ – Great World, Gay World, New World.

      • 23 February 2022 at 11:34 PM

        Quickly to open. Go to great world city worst long time and difficult. Open at next month

    • 31 October 2022 at 11:12 AM

      Disagree. River Valley is a VERY long road. This mrt line only cuts through perpendicular to the road at one point near Cosmopolitan. Hence RV MRT would not show its actual location.


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